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Motor Vehicles: Licensing

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new vehicles were licensed in each of the last five years; and how many licensed vehicles were sent for scrap in each year. (250746)

The number of new vehicles licensed at the end of each of the last five years in Great Britain were as follows:

New vehicles licensed at the end of each year

Number (thousand)

2003

3,081

2004

3,022

2005

2,871

2006

2,752

2007

2,831

Statistics relating to 2008 are not yet available, but are due to be published in April 2009.

Statistics are not held on the number of scrapped vehicles.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles were the subject of a statutory off-road notice but not sent for scrap in each of the last five years. (250747)

The numbers of registered vehicles subject to a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) in each of the last three years were as follows:

Registered vehicles subject to a SORN declaration

Number (thousand)

2005

1,565

2006

1,691

2007

1,705

Statistics on vehicles subject to a SORN declaration are not held for 2003 and 2004. In addition, statistics relating to 2008 are not yet available, but are due to be published in April 2009.

Statistics are not held on the number of scrapped vehicles.